VOTE FOR ASSOCIATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Voting for the Associates Board of Directors is now open. Cast Your Vote Online.
GEAPS will announce election results at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, July 18, at GEAPS Leadership Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.
CANDIDATES FOR 2018-2021 ASSOCIATES BOARD DIRECTOR
Austin Carpenter, Clear Creek & Associates, Hoosier
Mr. Austin Carpenter is sales manager, and partner with Clear Creek & Associates Inc in Goshen, Indiana. A GEAPS member since 2010, he has served in chapter leadership. He currently serves as president of the Hoosier Chapter.
“I am looking forward to becoming a part of the GEAPS Associates Board! My commitment involves time and openness to industry innovation to continue the tradition of so many other great GEAPS leaders. Industry experiences, contacts and dependability will greatly influence my ability to be a valuable member of the board.”
Janice Kantola, Premier Components Inc, Michigan/So. Ontario
Ms. Janice Kantola is outside sales manager with Premier Components Inc in Alma, Michigan. A GEAPS member since 2005, she has served in international and chapter leadership. She currently serves on the Associates Board and as secretary of the Michigan/So. Ontario Chapter.
“Serving on the Associates Board has been very fulfilling and I would like to be re-elected so I can continue my support for all GEAPS members, Regular and Associate, to ensure all members’ needs are heard and to support GEAPS as a great knowledge resource for all of us in the grain industry.”
Bill Pickell, The Lakeland Companies/Control Assemblies, Minneapolis
Mr. Bill Pickell is vice president, general counsel at The Lakeland Companies/Control Assemblies in Plymouth, Minnesota. A GEAPS member since 2010, he has served in international and chapter leadership. He currently serves as GEAPS special advisor for contracts administration.
“As the GEAPS program continues to expand, we will be addressing a variety of complex governance issues that impact all members. My emphasis is on providing insight and perspective to board deliberations based on my experience and professional credentials.”
Cheryl Storch, Custom Agri Systems, Inc., Seaway
Ms. Cheryl Storch is HR/safety/risk director with Custom Agri Systems, Inc. in Napoleon, Ohio. A GEAPS member since 2010, she has served in international and chapter leadership. She currently serves on the Continuing Education Program Oversight Committee, Associates Board and as secretary/treasurer of the Seaway Chapter.
“As an Associates Board member, I’m committed to further expand the value and benefits of GEAPS for all members. My goals are to assist the GEAPS organization to further the strategic initiatives and to keep pace with the ever changing technology and world around us.”
Alex Westlind, The Weitz Co, Minneapolis
Mr. Alex Westlind is an engineering manager with The Weitz Co in Plymouth, Minnesota. A GEAPS member since 2007, he has served in chapter leadership.
“I commit to help build upon the legacy of our GEAPS community, striving for continuous improvement in our industry safety and education programs without losing sight of best practices and common sense approaches.”